This course offers an introduction to the academic study of politics. Politics is about power, institutions, the nature of society and, of course, people. Any society has to balance the needs of the individual with the greater group. It is the competition for power between organisations and people that both shape our society and impact on our daily lives. As part of the preparation for full time studies in politics, this course will provide an initial introduction to the concepts and language of the subject. We will also consider the specific structure and operation of institutions and electoral systems in the contemporary world, focusing specifically on the UK and the USA.

Key facts

  • Cost: £290
  • Credits: 20